Creating Canary Wharf’s original 97 acres from the once derelict London Docklands was Europe’s largest ever urban regeneration project. Over thirty years since work began, Canary Wharf is now firmly established as home to the headquarters of some of the world’s largest companies, as well as being one of London’s most renowned destinations for shopping, leisure and eating out.
As the Estate expands eastwards at Wood Wharf, a development site totalling nearly 6 million sq ft that will provide over 3,300 new homes, 2 million sq ft of high quality office space, and a further 390,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants and community uses, the existing Estate also continues to evolve — whether that’s attracting a new generation of tech companies, incorporating the very latest ‘smart city’ technologies, heralding the arrival of Crossrail, or opening an ever-more diverse mix of places to shop, eat and relax.
We have created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and play.
Away from the Canary Wharf estate, Southbank Place is a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar. The large Thames-side development sits opposite Big Ben and Houses of Parliament and is minutes away from Waterloo mainline station.
The 5.25-acre site also neighbours the London Eye, and cultural venues including the National Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and the British Film Institute. Due to its proximity to Waterloo Station, Southbank Place has its own purpose-built entrance below 8 Casson Square.
Historically famous for its association with Shell, the energy company, Shell International retains its headquarters on the site. The pre-existing Shell Tower is the focal point of the development. In all, there are 531,000 sq ft of office space; 55,000 sq ft of retail space; 880 homes on 826,000 sq ft; and thoughtfully designed open space and gardens.